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Wednesday, 11 October, 2000, 10:11 GMT 11:11 UK
Britney's dramatic UK debut
Britney Spears
Britney's show was full of special effects
Teenage singer Britney Spears made her British concert debut with a performance at London's Wembley Arena on Tuesday night.

Spears, 18, received a rapturous reception as she arrived on stage in a silver sphere for the first gig of her European tour.

Accompanied by a fanfare of fireworks, she went on to give a show involving sailor costumes, glitter cannons and 13 tracks, including her three number one hits.

She was scheduled to open the British leg of her tour in Birmingham last Friday but she cancelled the show because of technical problems.

Britney Spears
Britney sang her three number one singles

The two Birmingham dates have been rescheduled for November.

Fans at Wembley enjoyed a truly theatrical 80-minute gig from the pop sensation.

Arriving on stage, Spears - who hails from Louisiana - greeted her audience.

"What's up London? How are you feeling tonight?," she asked.

"This is my first world tour and I thank you all for coming. If it wasn't for you I would not be here tonight and thank you from the bottom of my heart," she added.

Satisfaction

After her dramatic entrance, Spears - dressed in silver - sang a slightly reworked version of last year's top five single You Drive Me Crazy.

It was followed by a track off her album called What You See Is What You Get, during which she donned a pink cowboy hat to dance around a pole.

Britney Spears
Satisfaction: Lyrics to the Rolling Stones hit were changed

Other tracks in the performance included her hit debut number one single, Baby One More Time, from last year.

She also performed her cover version of the Rolling Stones classic Satisfaction - changing some of the lyrics to take out references to drugs.

Her two number ones from this year, Born To Make You Happy and Oops! ... I Did It Again, raised cheers from the audience.

By the end of the night, they had also been entertained with a series of costume changes, been soaked by water pistols and seen Spears raised 30 feet above the ground in a dress that filled the entire stage.

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